Occupying the last strip to the south-west of the province of Rimini, it stands out thanks to the beauty of its nature, which has been dubbed the “green sea“. A short distance from here rises Mount Fumaiolo, from which the Tiber originates and not far away from it there is Mount della Zucca from which the Marecchia springs.
Famous for being the birthplace of the famous warlord Uguccione della Faggiola who was born here in 1250 and was to have hosted Dante Alighieri–receiving in exchange (as stated by Boccaccio), the authentic manuscript of Inferno from the Divine Comedy. Casteldelci is a rich, unspoilt territory from an environmental point of view; it is the most mountainous of these valleys (it reaches up to 1,355 metres), the story of which is told by archaeological evidence.
In Roman times, this territory saw the growth of rural settlements which today restore from the earth pottery and oil lamps, table and kitchenware, terracotta floor bricks, bronze objects, loom weights and coins. These finds are kept in the archaeological section of the town House Museum, where there are also new sections dedicated to the recent history of the area, with particular reference to the tragic events of the Second World War. It is also the seat of the Montefeltro Writers’ Library which custodies the most precious manuscripts in the Municipal Archives.
The path of memory starts from the exhibition halls and proceeds with the developments on the territory, linking the main places disrupted by massacres: Fragheto, Ponte “Otto Martiri”, and Gattara.
An ideal destination for lovers of naturalistic excursions, rich in paths and mule tracks, which can be followed on foot, horseback or by mountain bike, Casteldelci offers an authentic Apennine landscape, due also to its scarce anthropization: its inhabitants are just over 500.